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Serving Joyfully

Serving Joyfully is a blog dedicated to equipping and encouraging women to serve God and their families with a joyful spirit.

What's your best tip for keeping your home organized during the busy holiday season?

What's your favorite store bought or homemade cleaning product?

What's the most important home management skill a mom can teach her child?

What's your best tip for easing the impact of holiday house guests?

Crystal Brothers

The biggest thing for me is to prepare in advance. Keeping your house tidy as a general rule helps a lot with this. My motto is simply to do what I can. Period. I prepare, get things ready as much as I can in advance and when my guests arrive, that's what they get. If it means that everything isn't perfectly decorated (or even dusted), then I get over it. I have found that guests and their overall experience is determined more by my attitude than the perfection of my house. If I just let go of any imperfections and enjoy my time with them, they will remember that in a more positive way than if they arrive to find me bustling about being stressed over something not being done. So, basically I do what I can to prepare, but then I force myself to forget anything that isn't perfect and just enjoy my guests.
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